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The Shortwave Report 10/14/11 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts (outfarpress [at]
Thursday Oct 13th, 2011 5:24 PM
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- HIGHEST QUALITY BROADCAST, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 14) is up at the website in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- China again urged the US not to pass legislation that would pressure the currency exchange rate. Heavy fighting continues in the Libyan city of Sirte. International oil companies from Germany, Canada, France and Italy are stepping up extraction from Libyan oil fields. An oil cargo ship grounded on a reef in New Zealand leaking 40 tons of oil and other toxic chemicals into the sea.
From JAPAN- Japan's Atomic Energy Commission is creating a new estimate of the actual costs of nuclear power, due to be released in March. The EU has decided to sign on to an extension of the Kyoto Protocol if other major carbon emitters will also commit- neither China, Japan, or the US have signed on. The EU announced a new 8 billion Euro loan to Greece.
From GERMANY- A report on how ordinary Greek citizens feel about the EU loans and foreign countries determining their economic fate. A story comparing French and German citizen's response to the economic crisis, and how politicians and the media shape public opinion.
From CUBA-- The UN reminded Israel of its obligations to protect Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied territory. A Viewpoint on the expansion of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations spreading across the US. Libyan rebels continue moving in on Sirte, with their success due to continuing NATO airstrikes.
From RUSSIA- The UN released a disturbing report on the continued use of torture by Afghan security forces, mostly done to teenage boys accused of working with the Taliban.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer.
NEW TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!! The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://

I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little)
links for this week's edition-
< > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
– Henry Ford

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by Sacred Plants
Friday Oct 14th, 2011 1:58 AM
Whether the Chinese currency is undervalued or the American currency is overvalued is more like an issue in a trade war - and since all currencies however detached they are as their purpose represent material resources ultimately an access war as well - than something that could be determined with any scientific method. If the condition of the Earth is an objective benchmark, or sufficient enough for the future generations to rely upon not just as a criterion but also as the wider base of judgement, then it appears painstakingly obvious that all currencies are overrated in the sense that their heirs trade a ruined environment for an abstract number issued by a questionable authority.

With the amount of unpredictability accumulated in Europe such a political-economical assault is apparently counterproductive if not subconsciously suicidal in the same sense as the continental nuke fault line belt. The toxic waste of the policy in form of "vodoo ecomomics"cronyism could throw the culture back into the crass violent condition before the Arizona Passover. The large majority of the European people still may be entrapped in a pattern of narratives encompassing all the dimensions of ignorance, deception and exploitation, but the contradictions in it are reaching too deep to be entirely noised out by the same. Why is Germany flying a false flag on Nazi war crime reparations which are an issue that does not only matter in Greece but in Libya as well, and why does Germany collect the Libyan oil booty and not France which put a significant share of its resources into that war? Why did Nato not even consider to invoke the "promised coalition" clause in its charter, and why does the empty suit in Paris act up as if he could listen to any and every word spoken in the internal meetings of the euro central bank?

Given a metastasis of secret police over the recent decade compared to which even banker influence appears as a minor threat, the fact that in Europe there are no politicians with a secret police period in their public biographies carries in itself so much ambiguity that it might not so much imply that there were none, but more that it is like with Leo Trotzki and the group photographs. The cycle closes with the proclamation that historically this is the same ambiguity as in the evaluation of currencies.

Of course there is some subtle irony in the fact that the attempt to repeat the Kyoto hoax, the whimsically selective rating of various countries in the abused name of the ecological idea, is being boycotted by Japan, the country where the city of Kyoto is located. According to written history the latter was considered for and spared of nuke bombing, if the existence of any political development more coordinated than the establishment of the 38th parallel can plausibly be assumed for that time - which might summarize why it was selected as a stage for at least declaredly climate change targeting policy.

The interest of every people who still have inherited native lands is that the industrialised territories do not continue to ruin the Earth, but that condition also is a gateway for corruption, fraud and lies, all the bureaucratic vandalism that was thought to be over with the colonialist era. Europe is unpredictable not only in the sense that this might continue but also in the sense that it might discontinue this. The contradictory ambiguity of the entrapped regime is a showcase of blowback and as such a potentially decisive factor in the looming currency conflicts, and everything else but a model condition how to win it, or avoid it altogether. Who does such a thing and why?